Strategic collaboration agreement between Fincantieri and Amazon Web Services (Aws) in view of the tender for the national cloud planned by the government. A challenge to the agreement already in place between Leonardo and Aruba. Facts, names and scenarios
Behind today's announcement by Fincantieri and Aws (Amazon's cloud division) there is a game to be played that sees some large groups with state control or participation that nominate us as a pivot in the national cloud project.
If so far it was Leonardo who appeared in pole position, given the collaboration in the cloud with the Italian Aruba , the move announced today by Giuseppe Bono, managing director of the group and controlled by Cdp Industria (Cdp-Mef group), together with the world vice president of Aws, Max Peterson, has new scenarios designed in view of the resources and projects envisaged by the PNRR on the cloud.
WHAT HAVE FINCANTIERI AND AWS SIGNED
Fincantieri and Amazon Web Services (AWS), the most complete and widespread cloud services platform in the world, have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the country's digital innovation and technological development, essential for its growth.
AIMS FOR A ROLE FOR DIGITAL ITALY 2026
The two companies will support – reads the press release – the implementation of the “Italia Digitale 2026” plan, part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr), which has defined specific objectives and priorities for the digitization of the country and the Public Administration. The companies will support the plan by collaborating in the definition of a series of common projects, also through awareness-raising and education activities on new technologies and their productive potential for the growth of the country.
THE SIGHTS OF AWS AND FINCANTIERI
In particular, the two companies recognize the importance of cloud technologies for the digital transformation of Italy, aiming to enhance their potential in terms of reliability, efficiency, sustainability, security and scalability, is emphasized in the press release. The companies will collaborate in the creation of an ecosystem to provide technological and infrastructural solutions to institutions, public administration, citizens and companies, strengthening the country's National Cyber Security Perimeter and its digital sovereignty.
THE NATIONAL STRATEGIC POLE WITH PUBLIC CONTROL
The passage on the creation of a "National Strategic Pole with public control" in the Pnrr is significant which, given also the recent words of the Minister of Innovation, Vittorio Colao, will have to be positioned to guarantee the government that much-mentioned but never defined sovereignty, made up of privacy and security, both from an infrastructural and service point of view. Sovereignty that at this point would be guaranteed – also towards the world of sensitive data (Defense, Interior, Justice) – by a subject like Fincantieri and by its being a public entity with experience also in the defense sector , therefore capable of going to make the most of the advanced technologies of a cloud service provider such as AWS keeping everything under national control and jurisdiction.
THE RECENT WORDS OF PERFUME (LEONARDO)
And the former Finmeccanica? "Leonardo's Cloud Computing platform, integrated into the National Cloud, becomes the primary tool for modernizing and relaunching the country for a large public-private program that makes Italy digitally secure and sovereign, allowing it to join the European Cloud Gaia X ; you create business and jobs; favors the change of management model of entire national sectors; integrates Leonardo's technological capabilities by connecting to Davinci-1 ”, said in recent days the number one of Leonardo, Alessandro Profumo.
THE LEONARDO-ARUBA SYMBIOSIS
The former Finmeccanica is investing heavily in the implementation of Cloud solutions integrated with cyber security services. In fact, the recent partnership with Aruba, the largest Italian cloud provider and leader in data center services, web hosting, e-mail, PEC and domain registration, fits into this perspective. The new offer arises from the integration of Leonardo's cyber security services with the Aruba cloud and is dedicated to large companies and organizations, National Critical Infrastructures (CNI), Public Administration, Defense. However, it must be said that Aruba, an important company in the ICT landscape, cannot be compared to the so-called hyperscalers of the cloud, namely the various AWS, Google and Microsoft.
THE SYNONIES BETWEEN AWS AND ALMAVIVA
But other Italian companies take a different position. Almaviva has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider (Msp) Partner Program certification, the program dedicated to helping companies make the big leap in the cloud. So much so that on the Almaviva website there is talk of a strategic alliance with the giant Amazon Web Services for cloud technologies.
THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN FINCANTIERI AND ALMAVIVA
A few days ago, in April, Fincantieri, through the subsidiary Fincantieri NexTech, and Almaviva signed a collaboration agreement to support and accelerate the digitalization process of the transport and logistics sector. The goal is to foster a mobility system closer to the new needs for the movement of people and goods, with particular attention to environmental impact and safety.
THE RACE SCENARIO FOR THE NATIONAL CLOUD
We are therefore now faced with what is in fact a three-way alliance, with two of the most important Italian players in the sectors strengthened by the American engine of the market leader in the cloud, which places them – according to many industry observers. in pole position in what will be the race to go to create the so-called "National Cloud" on which Minister Colao is working.
This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/innovazione/cloud-tutti-gli-strattoni-tra-fincantieri-e-leonardo-in-vista-della-gara-di-colao/ on Thu, 13 May 2021 17:23:37 +0000.